Napoleon wrote in his memoirs: "The last of my ancestors who lived in Tuscany stored the same values which I profess. He defended them like I do: as myself He was their victim. The alien faction managed to win; The National Party was defeated, banished; Bonaparte went to seek asylum in Sarzana, then in Corsica. But family relations were not broken. His descendants continued to stick with the branch that settled in San Miniato. »We all know that in centuries ago, marriage strategy was the key to ensure a dignified life and bring the good family name along in history.So it was for Bonaparte, from San Miniato in Tuscany, a Bonapars forefather brought the family in the small town of the Lunigiana regione - behind our Gulf of Poets - crossroads of artisans and merchants, a strategic center with river and land routes, not far as maritime.
Since that fortuitous arrival on, the Bonaparte family will be participating to the public life, covering administrative roles - Mayors and Municipal Councillors have honored the family name taking care of public affairs.High-level marriages (even with Calandrini family, related to the Pope Nicholas V - Thomas Parentucelli!) and high administrative positions, bring the family up in Corsica where it gives start to a dynasty of officers - from whicj, years after the great Imperator Napoleon will born. In his memoirs, however, the small Sarzana will still have a special place. As well as the Gulf of Poets who returned to visit - and win - once a French command.
Similarly, in the city of Sarzana it has always remained alive the memory of the family of the Emperor - the illustrious lineage is called the road adjacent to the house-tower where the Bonaparte resided for centuries but not only since 1999, the city was invaded by French and Austrian troops camping at Fort Firmafede and then battle it out in the streets of the city.The suggestive historical commemorations that took place in recent years between the streets of Old Town, the Citadel, the fortress of Sarzanello and Piazza Matteotti. Back to life even the camp and the Napoleonic Market! The restaurants will offer menu "Dinner with the Emperor" and the shops will have their windows decorated to make the Emperor honor.Set fire the cannons, compare! Looking forward to a future new edition of the historical review.